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Niagara power development. Joint hearings, Eighty-third Congress, first session, May 14 and 15, 1953. by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works.

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print Off. in Washington .
Written in English



  • Niagara River (N.Y. and Ont.)


  • Niagara River (N.Y. and Ont.) -- Power utilization.

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ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works
LC ClassificationsHD1694 .A2 1953c
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 253 p.
Number of Pages253
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6148573M
LC Control Number53061347

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